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Meet Our Program Director: Dana Grossman Leeman

Dana Grossman Leeman, M.S.W., Ph.D., is an associate professor of practice and the program director for SocialWork@Simmons. After earning her M.S.W. at the Boston University School of Social Work, she worked mainly in mental health settings. She began teaching at Simmons School of Social Work in 1996 and earned her Ph.D. from Simmons in 2004...

How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation

The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences seeks nurses who possess the skill set and personal drive to improve patient outcomes and make a greater impact in health care.

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Theories Used in Social Work Practice & Practice Models

Social work theories are general explanations that are supported by evidence obtained through the scientific method. A theory may explain human behavior, for example, by describing how humans interact or how humans react to certain stimuli...

What Skills Are Required To Be a Social Worker?

Social work requires a diverse and demanding range of professional, emotional, and cognitive skills. While many people who become social workers have a natural aptitude for these skills, it is essential to hone them throughout one’s career. In fact, becoming a life-long learner is an ethical requirement of professional social workers. While there is no definitive list, here are a few qualities and skills required to be a social worker...

The Danger of Alarm Fatigue

The use of technology for patient monitoring has become omnipresent in most hospital settings. With the rising use of electronic monitors, a condition known as alarm fatigue has become a …